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The Massachusetts Attorney General this week announced settlements with seven nursing homes over the deaths of five residents. One nursing home operator has been banned from participating in state-run healthcare programs for a period of seven years, while others agreed to fines ranging from $30,000 to $200,000 and will undergo retraining of staff. But the […]

Nationwide, nearly 8 million people are estimated to receive long-term medical care in facilities such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.  While these medical facilities are entrusted with the care of our most vulnerable residents, many times this trust is broken by stories of abuse and neglect towards patients.  In most cases, the abuse and […]

There are simply some fields for which non-profit ventures are generally better suited. Nursing home care appears to be one of those. A recent report by Kaiser Health News appears to back growing anecdotal evidence of this, revealing that mission-driven non-profit organizations on the whole have better track records than the increasing number of facilities […]

It is always a difficult time when we can no longer take care of a loved one at home and it becomes time to have them live at a nursing home or other type of assisted care facility.  While this is not easy, there often comes a time when we must depend on the training, […]

All forms of sexual abuse are under-reported. However, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape involving nursing home residents is vastly under-reported and is far more pervasive than probably any of us realized before. That’s according to a new in-depth report by CNN Investigations.  Chronicling disturbing and heartbreaking instances in great detail, the reporters sought to […]

According to a recent news article from The Boston Globe, the family of a woman who died in a nursing home in Middlesex County has filed a lawsuit against nursing home and its parent company.  The family has alleged staff members dropped the victim and during the fall, she broke both of her legs and […]

Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC v. Estate of Annie Mae Gully, a case from the Mississippi Supreme Court, weighs whether a nursing home breached its duty of care to an elderly patient who died after complications form a fall. Plaintiff who was a resident at a nursing and rehabilitation home run by the defendant. While […]

The aides and nurses at the Braemoor Health Center lacked the fundamental knowledge necessary to save the life of a dementia patient suffering a heart attack in their care. The facility also neglected to inform state officials of the death, initially saying it was because the man had no family. Later, it was revealed administrators […]

Representing thousands of Massachusetts nursing home workers, members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East penned a letter to state lawmakers recently, urging them to fight back on Gov. Charlie Baker’s recent veto, which will cut millions in nursing home staffer salaries and benefits. Those cuts – some $17.2 million in all, according to the Boston Globe, are mostly […]

Substandard care was cited by state regulators as the cause of death by a second nursing home resident at a facility in Wilmington. Authorities called out the Woodbriar Health Center for placing patients in “immediate jeopardy,” and ordered staff there to stop accepting new residents at once. The center was also threatened with removal from […]